Friday, August 28, 2015

El Caguar: 1989 Jaguar XJ6 Pickup

Update 28-Aug-2015: The Jaguar XJ6 sedan is a supreme highway car with ample supply of passing torque(s) from its silky smooth inline six, a calming aura of sophistication emanates from its finely chisel features -- and the only thing that would make it better is a pickup bed in the back.  Find this 1989 Jaguar XJ6 Pickup still for sale, but now discounted to $9,500 in Seattle, WA. Tip from Dave.




Original Feature 7th-Mar-2015: If the average person wants to turn a Jaguar into a mullet-mobile, they will simply bolt a GM 350 small block V8 into the stock automatic transmission, and leave it to rot in their yard.  This next builder is anything other than average, because he chose the path not taken on his trip to building a Jagullet.  Find this 1989 Jaguar XJ6 Pickup offered for $10,999 in Seattle, WA.  Tip from Chris K.



In the past, a more cynical version  of me would have written; finally, a Jaguar with enough storage space for all the spare parts you'll need for a trip to the corner grocery store.  But not now.  No sir, not the new me.  I've got "Everything Is Awesome" stuck in my head and I'm doing fine!!


Gaze upon the splendid short bed that is attached to this beauty.  A less man would have simply cut/hacked the Jag rear end to look truckish, but this genius grafted in the tailgate, fenders, and rear bumper from an ACTUAL El Camino.  GENIUS!!!


The best part?  Still Jaguar inline-6 powered.  See another custom El Caguar for sale? Send it here: tips@dailyturismo.com

22 comments:

  1. I guess the bed of this Jag-U-Aren't is just to catch discarded beer cans thrown out at speed from your drunken passengers.

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  2. No side shot. Got the feeling it looks pretty awkward with a huge rear overhang. No gun rack either!

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    1. Makes me want to break out in a cold sweat! Looks like the perfect mobile hot tub! rub a dub!

      https://screen.yahoo.com/eddie-murphy-snl-skits/james-browns-celebrity-hot-tub-000000926.html

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    2. That generation El Camino had a bed that sloped down toward the rear, what little I get of the side profile from that three-quarters front shot doesn't look too bad. The El Camino taillights/bumper doesn't go too well.

      This thing looks surprisingly well done. I'm not too fond of wire wheels on this generation of Jag - and chrome wires are hideous on just about anything - but that's easily rectified.

      This year XJ40 also had the horrid electric mousetrap seatbelts which would require a bunch of work to remove.

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  3. A bad idea perfectly executed. It would almost be worth 10 grand just to drive it Jaguar meets and piss them of en masse.

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  4. "A bad idea perfectly executed."

    Indeed, but that hasn't exactly stopped Porsche from making 911s. I like it!

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  5. It's like a classier Subaru Baja. Glad you shared it.

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  6. No. Just wrong. You cant un see this. This is what happens when cletus gets rear ended by an el camino and buys it in a whiplash haze.

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    1. Cletus was driving a wee bit too fast and too drunk when he rear ended the Jag while driving his El Camino... The impact melded them together. (Really, Cletus driving the Jag to begin with???)

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  7. No. Just wrong. You cant un see this. This is what happens when cletus gets rear ended by an el camino and buys it in a whiplash haze.

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  8. This is without a doubt the nicest crewcab jag I've ever seen.

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  9. I shouldn't be posting this because today is one of my self-imposed DT radio silent days. But it's just too stunningly awful not to include.

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    1. Find of the month! I'm now glad that I had to follow your embedded link, rather than just lazily look down/sideways for it. The ultimate CrewCab! (Crewcabernet?)

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    2. Crazily, I clicked off of DT (that was stupid, I know). This Crewbernet (all credit to you for coming up with that gem Hunsbloger, which I've appropriated!) right smack dab in the Yahoo ticker tape. Somehow it cheapened it...even further that the initial reality of said vehicular carslaughter. Back to my hermit cave; see you guys on Tuesday!

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    3. Poupon a stick, that's a monstrosity.

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    4. That's the most beautiful thing I've seen in months.


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    5. That'd be a worth a Duramax/Allison swap. Damn...

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  10. Wow, only 17,000 actual miles?

    That's hardly broken down yet!

    How about a full gut of all the electrics and mechanicals, keep the suspension, and install a diesel truck motor?

    Guaranteed to get lots of attention at most any car meet you take it to...

    But this begs the question:

    What kind of music do you play in this thing?

    British Country/Western?

    K pop?

    How about this?

    BlueJams by Steve'n'Seagulls

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  11. STILL for sale, and another $500 cheaper (now $8999).

    1989 El Caguar

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  12. Seriously this may be the perfect car for my father. He is a classical musician and has to wear a tuxedo for work.
    The front Jag is perfect for pulling up to the concert hall
    Other times he needs to pick up a bail of hay for his pet goat.
    The El Camino bed will give him street cred when going to the feed store.

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